Police release surveillance video in smash-and-grab at Ala Moana department store

Police release surveillance video in smash-and-grab at Ala Moana department store

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three suspects remain on the run following an early morning smash-and-grab Monday at the Macy's department store in Ala Moana.

At around 2 a.m., according to police, three suspects rammed a vehicle through the doors of the Macy's Atkinson entrance on the mall's second level.

Hawaii News Now has learned that the truck used in the “smash-and-grab” was stolen from the Center’s parking lot hours before the heist.

Honolulu police released surveillance video of the crime on Tuesday, showing the suspects throwing merchandise into the bed of what appears to be a dark-colored Ford pickup truck.

Shattered glass and broken door frames littered the scene as the suspects stole display cases of merchandise and fled.

Shortly after in Makiki, a vehicle possibly used in the crime was found abandoned. The crooks apparently set the vehicle on fire, HPD said.

For two hours, Prospect Street was closed between Pele Street and Iolani Avenue.

Police have classified the case as second-degree burglary and arson.

A similar smash-and-grab incident occurred in the middle of the night Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Kahala Mall Macy’s.

In that incident, a truck was used to ram through the store's door and undisclosed amount of merchandise was taken.

The area has since been boarded, but tire marks right outside the entrance remain visible.

Honolulu police told HNN the vehicle was dumped a few miles in the Kahala area, then torched.

Late Tuesday, Kahala Mall General Manager Ezy Paeste released this statement.

“Kahala Mall is working closely with the Honoluu Police Department regarding the investigation of an incident that happened about 3:30 a.m. on October 20 at Macy’s. Kahala Mall has a robust security program in place, with multiple security officers regularly patrolling the center 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

No injuries were reported and no arrest have been made in this case.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information should call police or CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300

This story may be updated.

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